Monday, December 14, 2015

Medicis Daughter
by Sophie Perinot

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin. Known across Europe as Madame la Serpente, Margot’s intimidating mother, Queen Catherine de Médicis, is a powerful force in a country devastated by religious war. Among the crafty nobility of the royal court, Margot learns the intriguing and unspoken rules she must live by to please her poisonous family.

Eager to be an obedient daughter, Margot accepts her role as a marriage pawn, even as she is charmed by the powerful, charismatic Duc de Guise. Though Margot's heart belongs to Guise, her hand will be offered to Henri of Navarre, a Huguenot leader and a notorious heretic looking to seal a tenuous truce. But the promised peace is a mirage: her mother's schemes are endless, and her brothers plot vengeance in the streets of Paris. When Margot's wedding devolves into the bloodshed of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, she will be forced to choose between her family and her soul.


Kritters Thoughts:  Most people would put this book solely in the historical fiction part of the library or store, but I would possibly debate that this one could really go into the romance department, this one had a lot of romance at times for me and I wished for less of the romance drama and more of the court drama (although some may debate that there was a lot of this also).

If you love a book with a large cast of characters, then this one is for you.  This is one of those times where I had to get a sheet of note paper to write down a family tree and a court tree to keep things straight, I would have loved something in the front of the book to see and reflect.  

Yes, this book is long in page count, but more than that it was long in that the story moved VERY slow and I felt as though there were big unusual pauses in action.  I wanted more moments of action linked together for some reason I had a hard time keeping my attention on the book.

I am a fan of the court drama, but this one didn't work for me.  

I like to be honest here on the blog, but like to tell you helpful hints, so if you disagree with me you can run and pick this one up.  


Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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